Last night at the mall in an attempt for an Apple genius to diagnose my iPhone FAIL after the last update made it run like oxen up a hill, I wandered around for a bit while waiting for my appointment. Not looking for anything in particular, I was lured into the GAP for some reason. Maybe their new ads for the skinniest jeans ever or something like that. Not that I'm even a fan of skinny jeans at the mo, but I digress.
They were having an additional 40% off all sale stuff so I looked through the sparse racks to find a cute pair of white jean shorts, labeled size 2/26. I'm usually a 2 at the GAP so I suspected they would fit. To my dismay and almost disbelief in the fitting room, they were HUGE! Why GAP, why? I know my natural waist is larger than 26 inches and a size 2 should not be big on me. I am 5'4" and about 123lbs on a good day. I consider myself an average sized young woman. I should not fit into a size zero. I'm sure some women would love to be my size but I have friends much smaller than me and I have to wonder, if I need the zero, what sizes are they buying? Baby GAP? Realistically I should be a size 6. I'm sure if my Grandma was my size in say 1980, she would have been a 6. Not a zero. It's an evil marketing scheme and it's probably keeping some people fat. I mean you can parade around thinking you're a size zero as an average sized woman, what is that saying?
I was also at Ann Taylor Loft the other day in search of a dress to wear to a wedding. I found a suitable one in a size 2 Petite that was you guessed it, TOO BIG. I noticed they carried the size 00. What the heck is a double zero. Invisible?
Weekend Reading 7.13
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